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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World

Kāhui Ako ki Whakatū Pānui Term 3 Newsletter

Ngā Wawata – Vision Our Community of Learning will collaborate to enhance engagement and achievement for all ākonga/learners in Whakatū so that our rangatahi/young people have equitable life choices. We will focus on learning pathways, wellbeing, evaluative capability,...

Horticulture shortage prompts school primary trades centre

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Six years on, and we’re celebrating the huge success of the Gibbons Trade Education Centre here at Nelson College, and the launch of plans for a Primary Trades Education Facility. A function was held yesterday with members from the local Trades Industry community coming to...

Media Release – Why a single-sex education is best for boys

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Nelson College Headmaster Gary O’Shea dons his black gown and walks on stage to address a sea of students. 1,100 curious faces stare back at him, from fresh-faced new entrants to seniors sprouting stubble. He starts to speak about strength, love, honour and mateship –...

Nelson College 24hr Runathon – Thursday 13 to Friday 14 September

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The Nelson College 24hr Runathon is the main fundraiser for the year. The event will take place at Nelson College; starting at 3.00pm on Thursday 13 September and finishing at 3.00pm Friday 14 September The school’s charity of choice for 2018 in The Mental Health Foundation....

Media Release – Single-sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand

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A newly-released independent report by Dr Michael Johnston, Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, compares the performance of young men in Years 11 – 13 at single-sex schools with those at co-educational schools. It clearly shows that over the period from...


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THERE IS SCHOOL AS NORMAL ALL WEEK . The teacher strike on Wednesday 15th August is for Primary/Intermediate schools and will affect the Preparatory School only

Course Selection Evening – Tuesday 14 August

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Course Selection 2019 Evening Tuesday 14 August 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm An invitation is extended to all Year 9 to Year 12 students, parents and caregivers. Current Year 10 students and their parents Introduction to NCEA 6.30-7.00pm – with the Dean in the Whare Current Year 11-12...

Nelson College – Shirley Boys High School Exchange

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Sunday 1 July 6 pm         Shirley Arrive – Billets allocated in Assembly Hall  Monday 2 July                  Rugby: 1st XV                                     Front Field          12:30 pm Under 16                              Front Field          ...

NCEA Public workshops

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You are invited to shape the future of NCEA The government’s review of NCEA is now underway, and people all over the country have started talking about, and sharing their ideas and experiences of NCEA – the challenges, the successes and what we can do better in the future....

Pasifika Fundraiser Thursday lunchtime Kai

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Our Pasifika group will be selling some delicious kai this Thursday lunchtime outside Te Ara Poutama. This is to help raise funds for their Polyfest trip coming up next week. $5 will get you a bowl of fry bread, chop suey and mainaise (Cook Island potato salad). All super...